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My Favorite J-Rockers

It’s been a long time since I dipped into the wonderful world that is Japanese Rock (aka Jrock). I’m at that point where I don’t often look for new acts, just simply replay old artists. 343 palabras más

My Lifestyle Moments


“IT IS THE colour of a bleached skull, his flesh; and the long hair which flows below his shoulders is milk-white. From the tapering, beautiful head stare two slanting eyes, crimson and moody, and from the loose sleeves of his yellow gown emerge two slender hands, also the colour of bone, resting on each arm of a seat which has been carved from a single, massive ruby.” 175 palabras más

Anime Music Madness-Forever Love

Today’s song in the lineup is Forever Love, the main song of the X/1999 movie, sung by X Japan

While I’ve only seen AMVs and shots from the movie, I have listened to this song about a thousand times, and for good reason. 274 palabras más



A Sign Language Four Times as Subtle and Complicated as Man’s

Flaunt Magazine, 14 June 2014

A bumblebee lands on my windshield at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland on my way to meet Yoshiki, Japanese rock legend and composer, philanthropist and entrepreneur. 128 palabras más

Flaunt Magazine

Interview with Yoshiki

On April 28, 2014, I had the opportunity to interview global legendary rock star, YOSHIKI, at the Davis Hall Symphony in San Francisco during his Yoshiki Classical World Tour. 94 palabras más

16 years after his death, new song by X Japan guitarist hide released with vocals by…hide?!

The Japanese music scene doesn’t have quite the lengthy list of young deaths that its Western counterpart does, but that doesn’t mean J-pop hasn’t lost some of its biggest stars while still in their prime. 414 palabras más


Happy Birthday hide... You would have turned 50 today.

In my universe of musicians, you are and will always be number one…
You would have turned 50 today, if you still had lived.

I wish I somehow could have shown you my appreciation in real life, but I couldn’t and I can’t. 244 palabras más